Comical Case Names

In alphabetical order:

4 Exotic Dancers v. Spearmint Rhino and the Wild Goose, et al., No. CV 08-4038 ABC, 2009 WL 250054 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 29, 2009) (denying plaintiffs’ motion for leave to proceed pseudonymously).

Angst v. Angst, FS 18-0081, 2018 ONSC 7128 (Ontario Super. Ct. Nov. 29, 2018) (a divorce case).

Association of Irritated Residents v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, 632 F.3d 584 (9th Cir. Feb. 2, 2011).

Batman v. Commissioner, 189 F.2d 107 (5th Cir. 1951), cert. denied, 342 U.S. 877 (1951).

Brake v. Speed, 605 So. 2d 28 (Miss. 1992) (“Speed rear-ended Brake — how else could it have happened?!”).

Chavez v. ‘Cause Y’all Took My Phone(s) I Don’t Know Their Names, No. 1:21-cv-08526-LTS (S.D.N.Y. filed Oct. 15, 2021).

Costanza v. Seinfeld, 693 N.Y.S.2d 897, 181 Misc. 2d 562 (Supreme Court N.Y. County June 21, 1999) (rejecting plaintiff’s claim that unflattering depiction of character with same last name defamed him: “While a program about nothing can be successful, a lawsuit must have more substance”); aff’d, 719 N.Y.S.2d 29, 279 A.D.2d 255 (2001).

Death v. Graves, CGC-06-451316 (San Francisco Super. Ct. filed Apr. 17, 2006) (complaint alleging that the defendants’ vehicle crashed into plaintiff Alan Death’s motorcycle; Death lived).

Easter Seals Society for Crippled Children v. Playboy Enterprises, 815 F.2d 323 (5th Cir. 1987).

Fortner v. ATF Agents Dog 1, Cat 2, and Horse 3, No. 06-cv-02148, 2011 WL 11489 (D. Colo. Jan. 4, 2011).

I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts in Edmond Frank MacGillivray Jr. Now.  I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts IEFMJN. I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts.  I Am The Beast Six Six Six of the Lord of Hosts OTLOHIEFMJN. I Am The Beast SSSOTLOHIEFMJN. I Am The Beast Six Six Six. Beast Six Six Six Lord v. Michigan State Police, et al., File No. 5:89:92, 1990 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8792 (W.D. Mich. July 12, 1990).

Juicy Whip v. Orange Bang, 185 F.3d 1364 (Fed. Cir. 1999).

Julius Goldman’s Egg City v. United States, 464 U.S. 814 (1983).

United States v. 11 1/4 Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat’s Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness, 40 F. Supp. 208 (W.D.N.Y. 1941) (holding product misbranded because it was not in fact a cure or treatment for drunkenness).

Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin), 215 N.W.2d 849 (Neb. 1974).

Robin Hood v. US Gov’t Banking Industry, No. 3:12-cv-1542-EDL (N.D. Cal. filed Mar. 27, 2012).

Schmuck v. United States, 489 U.S. 705 (1989).

South Dakota v. Fifteen Impounded Cats, 785 N.W.2d 272 (S.D. 2010).

Terrible v. Terrible, 534 P.2d 919 (Nev. 1975) (denying ex-husband’s petition to split up property he and ex-wife owned as tenants in common).

United States v. One Cuneiform Tablet Known as the “Gilgamesh Dream Tablet,” No. 20-2222 (E.D.N.Y., filed May 18, 2020).

United States v. One Lucite Ball Containing Lunar Material (One Moon Rock) and One Ten Inch by Fourteen Inch Wooden Plaque, 252 F. Supp. 2d 1367 (S.D. Fla. 2003).

United States v. 1855.6 Pounds of American Paddlefish Meat and 982.34 Pounds of American Paddlefish Caviar, No. 4:18-cv-00207-SEB (S.D. Ind., filed Nov. 13, 2018).

United States v. 2,507 Live Canary-Winged Parakeets, 689 F. Supp. 1106 (S.D. Fla. 1988).

United States v. An Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls, 413 F. Supp. 1281 (E.D. Wis. 1976).

United States v. Approximately Thirteen Unoccupied Burial Plots Situated at Forest Lawn Memorial Park’s Hollywood Hills Cemetery Located in Los Angeles, California, No. CV 17-08979 (C.D. Cal. filed Dec. 14, 2017).

United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins, 520 F.3d 976 (9th Cir. 2008).

United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, AFL-CIO; Commission of La Cosa Nostra; Anthony Salerno, also known as Fat Tony; Matthew Ianniello, also known as Matty the Horse; Anthony Provenzano, also known as Tony Pro; Nunzio Provenzano, also known as Nunzi Pro; Anthony Corallo, also known as Tony Ducks; Salvatore Santoro; Christopher Furnari, Sr., also known as Christie Tick; Frank Manzo; Carmine Persico, also known as The Snake, also known as Junior; Gennaro Langella, also known as Gerry Lang; Philip Rastelli, also known as Rusty; Nicholas Marangello, also known as Nicky Glasses; Joseph Massino, also known as Joey Messino; Anthony Ficarotta, also known as Figgy; Eugene Boffa, Sr.; Francis Sheeran; Milton Rockman, also known as Maishe; John Tronolone, also known as Peanuts; Joseph John Aiuppa, also known as Joey Aiuppa, also known as Joe Doves, also known as Joey O’Brien; John Phillip Cerone, also known as Jackie Cerone, also known as Jackie the Lackie; Joseph Lombardo, also known as Joey the Clown; Angelo LaPietra, also known as The Nutcracker; Frank Balistrieri, also known as Carl Angelo Deluna, also known as Toughy; Carl Civella, also known as Corky; Anthony Thomas Civella, also known as Tony Ripe; General Executive Board, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Jackie Presser, General President [and  other officers including sixteen Vice Presidents]; In re Application LXXXVI of the Independent Administrator, Leroy Ellis, Appellee v. Roadway Express, Inc., 3 F.3d 634 (2d Cir. 1993).

United States ex rel. Mayo v. Satan and His Staff, 54 F.R.D. 282 (W.D. Pa. 1971) (denying motion for leave to file partly because of issues regarding personal jurisdiction and service of process).

Wang v. Poon, 302 DLR (4th) 679, 84 BCLR (4th) 199, 2008 BCCA 442 (B.C. Court of Appeal Nov. 7, 2008).